Amritsar, Sept 5 : Punjab police has seized fake currency worth one million rupees from a woman who arrived here from Pakistan on Thursday.
Additional Commissioner, Customs Jasbir Singh informed the media in Amritsar on Friday.
According to the police, the movements of the woman, who had gone to Pakistan apparently to visit her relatives were suspicious.
When the officials carried out search they recovered from her counterfeit currency notes concealed in her belongings.
“On Thursday, we were able to nab a lady passenger with fake Indian currency of the denominations of 500 notes concealed in her baggage and also concealed in the so called slippers that she was carrying. And (in) late evening we were able to know that the total amount of said currency is rupees ten lakhs. We are doing the follow up action,” said Jasbir Singh.
India has recently witnessed a spate of arrests connected with fake currency and more than two-dozen cases of seizing fake currency have been reported in the northern parts of the country.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded last month that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government should bring out a white paper on circulation of fake currency alleging ISI of Pakistan for launching economic terrorism in the country. (ANI)